This is on top of the legal proceedings the company faces in the United States and Europe.
Japanese platform holder Nintendo is now facing Switch Joy-Con litigation in Canada.
As IGN discovered, the Quebec-based Lambert Avocat law firm began recruiting the infamous Nintendo class action lawsuit against the Switch controller on January 15. The organization stated that Joy-Con Drift “constitutes an important, serious and hidden flaw.”
The company wrote on its website: “Therefore, Nintendo failed to mention an important fact in its statement to consumers: the quality of its products, which may affect consumers’ ability to make informed decisions when purchasing products. The key factor.”
For Nintendo, Joy-Con Drift has become a real problem. In July 2019, the law firms Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner and Donaldson-Smith filed a class-action lawsuit against the company for errors in the Switch controller. A few months later, in September 2019, the case was also opened to those who own the Switch Lite console.
That summer, Nintendo’s leaked memo instructed support staff to repair Joy-Cons drifting issues for free, regardless of whether the hardware was under warranty.
After the lawsuit was filed, Jeremy Peel wrote for iGamesNews that this may be Nintendo’s “Red Ring of Death”, referring to the infamy and serious mistakes facing Xbox 360. In June 2020, Nintendo President Toyotaro Furukawa apologized. Joy-Con problems encountered by users.
At the time of writing, Nintendo is facing at least four lawsuits in the United States, and the company is being sued by the French consumer organization and is investigating Joy-Con Drift with multiple European countries.